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Is a white spot on tonsils a symptom of hiv?

Is a white spot on tonsils a symptom of hiv?

HIV: Very unlikely. These are usually just concretions in little pits in the tonsil that are very common and can be picked out with a toothpick if they bother you. On the other hand, if you even suspect that you may have been exposed to hiv, please go and get tested. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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White spot on tonsil after cold. White spot has been there for 2 weeks, no pain, no fever, not spreading. Should I be concerned?

White spot on tonsil after cold. White spot has been there for 2 weeks, no pain, no fever, not spreading. Should I be concerned?

Probably not: White spots on tonsils without pain or fever usually are debris in the deep crypts in tonsils or hardened secretions called tonsilliths made when secretions dry up and harden. Neither are harmful. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have white spot around tonsil and back of throat but i don't feel pain . I what i know what is that ?

I have white spot around tonsil and back of throat but i don't feel pain . I what i know  what is that ?

See an ENT: The spot could be a variety of thing ranging from tonsil cryptic debris(not an infection) to a cancerous tumor. Without looking at it it is next to impossible to tell you what it is. I would recommend seeing an ENT for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr says I have a virus tonsils are super swollen one white spot on tonsil sore head and neck dr says to ride it out what can I do to help it?

Dr says I have a virus tonsils are super swollen one white spot on tonsil sore head and neck dr says to ride it out what can I do to help it?

Symptomatic care: Antibiotic therapy is most beneficial for hastening resolution of symptoms if instituted within the first two days of illness if you have a + strep test.. If your symptoms are persisting you may need to return for reevalution. Also consider testing for mono. If you want some relief from the pain of sore throat, you can take pain medicine that you can get without a prescription. ...Read more

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Hi I have a metallic taste in mouth and vibrating tongue feeling can see one large white spot on tonsil I am not in pain no fever my allergy hayfever ?

Hi I have a metallic taste in mouth and vibrating tongue feeling can see one large white spot on tonsil I am not in pain no fever my allergy hayfever ?

Examination: See your Dentist. There may be an infection with bleeding causing the metallic taste, or it can be from Meds, diet change, etc. What exactly do you mean by "vibrating" tongue? White spot on tonsil & vibrating tongue has to be examined by ENT. Your Dentist should evaluate you for infection and to evaluate tongue integrity and function. Go get examined. ...Read more

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Hi I have a metallic taste in mouth was using corsodyl mouth wash as have one large white spot on tonsil I am not in pain no fever my allergy hayfever?

Hi I have a metallic taste in mouth was using corsodyl mouth wash as have one large white spot on tonsil I am not in pain no fever my allergy hayfever?

Metallic taste: Chlorhexidine (Corsodyl) is a strong disinfectant usually prescribed for specific serious oral infections or surgery. I would not recommend using it for a prolonged period of time. White spot on tonsil may be infection of calcification or other. See your Dentist and your Physician for better oral health regimen and investigation of white spot. ...Read more

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6mnth history intermittent small patches torso/arm petechiae & night sweats, left earache (pulse in vein behind ear), single white spot on tonsil, ?Ideas

6mnth history intermittent small patches torso/arm petechiae & night sweats, left earache (pulse in vein behind ear), single white spot on tonsil, ?Ideas

Vasculitis: Any time you have petechiae, there is concern for vasculitis, or inflammation of your blood vessels. You should see your doctor to help make the diagnosis because vasculitis can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Very large white spot on tonsil. Strep and flu tests negative. Had mono 15 years ago. Severe sore throat, body aches, chills. Why spot if not strep?

Very large white spot on tonsil. Strep and flu tests negative. Had mono 15 years ago. Severe sore throat, body aches, chills. Why spot if not strep?

Calcification: i often see residual white spot like a tiny calcification but usually not significant, try salt water gargles about 3 x/day , warm to hot tap water [not too hot where it burns] 1 oz with 1/8 teaspoon of salt , this may 'sandpaper' it off , if sore throat , could be virus unrelated, if all those symptoms , may have the flu , get tested [nasal swab rapid test] but can't treat if flu after 3 days ...Read more

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Lump on neck, lump on back of tongue, white spot on tonsil, red dots on tongue (look like large paepelle), white coating on tongue, ear/throat pain.

Lump on neck, lump on back of tongue, white spot on tonsil, red dots on tongue (look like large paepelle), white coating on tongue, ear/throat pain.

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is "super sore", recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat infections can occur along with tongue and ear symptoms. ...Read more

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Worried about a lump on the side of my tongue that is accompanied with a sore throat, earache, white spot on tonsil, lump in neck - feels like a pea.

Worried about a lump on the side of my tongue that is accompanied with a sore throat, earache, white spot on tonsil, lump in neck - feels like a pea.

Time for a visit.: It's time to visit your oral surgeon /primary care physician for a thorough examination and possibly a strep test. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ear ache for 5 days stabbing pain, ear drops hurts it more also throat pain hurts when swallowing, white spot on tonsils. What can?

I am experiencing  ear ache for 5 days stabbing pain, ear drops hurts it more also throat pain hurts when swallowing, white spot on tonsils. What can?

See a doctor: You have tonsillitis. From your description your swollen tonsils are intermittently blocking your Eustachian tube, giving you ear pain. Please see a your doctor for treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have mucus, sore throat with a white spot on tonsil nasal and head pressure and a slight fever.?

I have mucus, sore throat with a white spot on tonsil nasal and head pressure and a slight fever.?

URI: Upper respiratory infections, often viral and self-resolving. If your throat becomes sore, lymph nodes in neck, you might want to be checked for strep throat, but this sounds like a cold virus. ...Read more

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Help docs? Why is there a white spot on my tonsil?

Help docs? Why is there a white spot on my tonsil?

Depends: It may be normal to have some discharge or tonsillar exudate, that resides in crypts within the tonsils. They can be related to retained food particles that are degraded by saliva and bacteria, which can cause the foul odor. Other causes can be infection so when in doubt, check it out. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting white spot on my tonsils? Is this a bad sign of something?

Why do I keep getting white spot on my tonsils? Is this a bad sign of something?

Usually not: The most common "white spot" on the tonsil is a tonsil stone. Tonsil stones are plaques (like on your teeth) that form in the tonsillar crypts. They can be brushed out with a toothbrush or picked out with many different types of long thin instruments. They can cause halitosis (bad breath). To permanently get rid of them, the tonsils can be removed so they do not form. See your doctor if persists. ...Read more

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One small white spot on right tonsil. How to know if its tonisilitis or food? I've had it for three days now but with no other symptoms..

One small white spot on right tonsil. How to know if its tonisilitis or food? I've had it for three days now but with no other symptoms..

Tonsilitis hurts: If you don't have a sore throat, you don't have tonsilitis. A painless white spot is likely a tonsolith. This is a collection of debris trapped by the tonsil that is kind of like a mushy pebble and usually has a very bad odor. Gargling 2-3 times a day with mouthwash mixed with hydrogen peroxide can reduce these. ...Read more

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Hi i have a very small white spot on my tonsils with no pain and lil coughing... It has been 2-3 weeks now.. I can see a very light small white spot ?

Hi i have a very small white spot on my tonsils with no pain and lil coughing...  It has been 2-3 weeks now.. I can see a very light small white spot ?

Need examination: Impossible to offer you a precise diagnosis, or for that matter appropriate treatment, without a physical examination and a complete medical history from you to identify risks, exposures, pre-existing issues, duration of symptoms, etc. Go see your doctor please. ...Read more

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What does a white spot on the tonsil mean?

What does a white spot on the tonsil mean?

Tonsil spot: It could be an infection and what you are seeing is pus. It could be a tonsil stone, which is a white material stuck down in the tonsil crypts. An infection obviously requires treatment with antibiotics. Tonsil stones can be treated with gargling or even tonsillectomy if gargling is not effective. ...Read more